Loja in Portuguese

example of loja in portuguese: Eu gostaria de uma blusa tamanho M.

Hello, guys! Do you like to go shopping? And have you ever been shopping in Brazil? Today, we’ll discuss shopping in a loja in Portuguese. Check out our vocabulary list for visiting a shop in Portuguese and hear native Portuguese speakers enacting a typical dialogue between a client and a salesperson. Ready to learn Portuguese? Let’s go!

Store, Shop and Buying in Portuguese

In Portuguese, we use the word loja for the establishment that sells anything that we want to buy, generally anything that isn’t food (since food is bought at the supermarket or street fairs). Let’s check out how to pronounce loja correctly in our audio below:

Now, there are many words we can use in this setting, so let’s check them out:

People in the Store in Portuguese

In a store, we have the store manager, salespeople, and the cashier. But the most important is the customer, of course. In Brazil too we have the expression: o cliente tem sempre razão (”The customer is always right”).

ConsumidorCostumer
ClienteClient
CaixaCashier
AtendenteAttendant
GerenteManager

Vocabulary for Clothing in Portuguese

Now, we know we can buy clothes in some stores, but how can we ask for specific items? Let’s learn a few of them now so you can get ready next time you go shopping for clothes!

CamisaShirt
BlusaBlouse
CalçaPants
SaiaSkirt
MeiasSocks
SapatosShoes
CasacoCoat

If you want to read more about the vocabulary related to clothing, we have Dicas about women’s clothing, men’s clothing, accessories and shoes in Portuguese.

Objects and Places in the Store in Portuguese

Let’s not forget about the different sections and objects we have in the store! From hangers to the fitting room, we have much to learn about those things!

CabidesHangers
ArarasClothing Rack
VitrineShowcase
BalcãoCounter
CaixaCashier
ProvadorFitting Room

Vocabulary for Fitting in Portuguese

Ok, you found the perfect article of clothing, but it isn’t your size, or you would prefer in another color… don’t worry, you can just ask for another cor or another tamanho!

CorColor
TamanhoSize
ApertadoTight
LargoLoose

Vocabulary for Payment in Portuguese

Time to pay for your purchases! We have many different ways to pay for things in Brazil, and if you want to check out all about it, we have the perfect Dica just for you!

TotalTotal
DescontoDiscount
PromoçãoSale
PagamentoPayment
DinheiroCash
CartãoCard
CaroExpensive
BaratoCheap

Useful Expressions in Portuguese

Finally, let’s study some expressions and questions we can use when we are at a store. Listen to the words and repeat after us!

Posso ajudar?Can I help you?
Pode me ajudar?Can you help me?
Você poderia … ?Could you … ?
Quanto custa?How much?
Pode me dar um desconto?Can I get a discount?

Dialogue at the Loja in Portuguese

example of vocabulary for clothing in portuguese: camisa, calça, short and vestido.

It’s time to check out a dialogue with those words and expressions! Listen to our native Portuguese teachers acting out the dialogue in the audio below!

Vendedor: Boa tarde! Posso ajudar?
Cliente: Oi, boa tarde! Eu queria ver umas blusas para mim.
Vendedor: Claro! Qual a cor e o tamanho?
Cliente: Você poderia me mostrar as pretas? Meu tamanho é M.
Vendedor: Sim, vou pegar.
Cliente: Obrigado!
Vendedor: Aqui estão.
Cliente: Ah! São lindas! Vou precisar de uma calça para combinar.
Vendedor: A senhora não gostaria de experimentar uma saia?
Cliente: Não. Acho que uma calça seria melhor. Você tem jeans?
Vendedor: Tenho sim, qual é o tamanho?
Cliente: Meu tamanho para calças é 38.
Vendedor: Um minutinho, por favor.
Cliente: Tudo bem!
Vendedor: Aqui está. Acho que essa vai ficar boa.
Cliente: Ótimo, onde fica o provador?
Vendedor: No final da loja à esquerda.

Pouco tempo depois…

Cliente: Eu vou levar!
Vendedor:
Perfeito! As duas blusas mais a calça dão R$200,00 no total.
Cliente: 
Nossa! Está muito caro. Não pode me dar um desconto?
Vendedor: Claro! Posso dar um desconto de 10% para pagamentos em dinheiro.
Cliente: Tudo bem!
Vendedor: Pode levar até o balcão e fazer o pagamento no caixa.
Cliente: Obrigado! Tenha uma ótima tarde!
Vendedor: A senhora também.

Translations of the Dialogue

Salesperson: Good afternoon! Can I help you?
Customer: Hello, good afternoon! I would like to see some blouses for me.
Salesperson: Of course! What color and size?
Customer: Could you show me black ones? I’m size M (medium).
Salesperson: Yes, I’ll get them.
Customer: Thank you!
Salesperson: Here you go.
Customer: Ah! They’re pretty! I will need some pants that match. 
Salesperson: Mam, wouldn’t you like to try on a skirt?
Customer: No. I think a pants would be better. Do you have jeans?
Salesperson: Yes we do, what’s your size?
Customer: I’m a 38 for pants.
Salesperson: Just a minute, please.
Customer: Alright!
Salesperson: Here you go. I think these will fit you nicely.
Customer: Great, where’s the fitting room?
Salesperson: At the back of the store to the left.

A little bit later…

Customer: I will take them!
Salesperson: Perfect! The two blouses plus the pants come to a total of R$200.00.
Customer: Oh my! It’s really expensive. Can’t you give me a discount?
Salesperson: Of course! I can give a 10% discount for payments made in cash.
Customer: Okay!
Salesperson: You can take it to the counter and make the payment at the cashier.
Customer: Thank you! Have a great afternoon!
Salesperson: You too ma’am!

Here in Brazil, it is quite common to ask for a discount. This is called pechinchar (bargaining). Now that we’ve seen this dialogue at a shop in Portuguese we now have enough vocabulary to buy clothes. How about a little exercise to practice?

Exercise about Store in Portuguese

Complete the dialogue with the correct expressions.

Vendedora: Boa tarde! (1) __________?
Cliente: Oi, boa tarde! Eu preciso de uma (2) __________ para __________ com a minha blusa.
Vendedora: Com certeza! Qual (3) __________ a senhora prefere?
Cliente: M, por favor.
Vendedora: Aqui está. O (4) __________ é logo ali se quiser provar a roupa.
Cliente: (5) __________ __________ pegar um tamanho maior por favor?
Vendedora: Claro, aqui está.
Cliente: Obrigada. Vocês oferecem (6) __________?
Vendedora: Se o (7) _________ for em _________, sim.
Cliente: Ótimo, vou levar!
Vendedora: O (8) __________ é logo ali
Cliente: Obrigada!
Vendedora: De nada, (9) __________.

That is it for loja in Portuguese! Check out the answers to the dialogue at the bottom of this page. And if you want to practice more Portuguese, remember you’re always welcome to take online Portuguese classes with us!

See you in the next Dica!

Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Shopping in Brazil
Buy in Portuguese
Shopping in Portuguese
Brazilian Payment Methods

Answers

  1. Posso ajudar?
  2. saia, combinar
  3. tamanho
  4. provador
  5. Você poderia
  6. desconto
  7. pagamento, dinheiro
  8. balcão
  9. senhora

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